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I Dont Have That Picture Perfect Family

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 195 People

    I'm Not Sure Anyone Does

    My mother is overbearing and tactless, and has been married and divorced 3 times. My father is an alcoholic and a chronic depressive. One of my younger brothers cured himself of a drug problem and hops from job to job, and my other brother is a pothead with a smart mouth who...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    Perfect Picture

    I always wanted a picture of my parents, my husband & myself taken by a professional.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Sep 19, 2011

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    ...and It Only Gets Worse

    I come from a long line of alcoholics, most of my family doesnt speak to one another on good terms, my grandfather speaks to the household with disrespect and name-calling, my father chose not to know me, I've been physically and emotionally abused my whole life. The worse part...
    AdamFTM AdamFTM 22-25, T 1 Response Mar 27, 2010

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    Family Aye

    since my nan died my family has literally broken in half, it's crazy how one person can hold so much together. there feels like there's no reason for celebration anymore. My dad's left his ex who was a complete ***** to him but in all fairness, he only left her cause he met...
    peopleshouldsmilemore peopleshouldsmilemore 18-21, F Aug 10, 2013

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    More Like A Garage Sale Picture

    My family is not even close to the typical American family, whatever the heck that is. No my clan is partially made up of a diverse group of people from college graduates to addicts and alcoholics and pretty much everything in between. Some of them are nothing more than a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 15, 2010

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    And That Is All I Long For.

    I dont need the big fancy house and the car, the lavish job. All i really ever wanted was that happy family. i know people argue. but i wanted that loving family. i wanted a husband and at least two kids. i have been married for 4 years now, still no kids and it is killing me...
    goldie25 goldie25 31-35, F 10 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    ...

    We are more like a dysfunctional Addams family.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 9 Responses Feb 13, 2010

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    I strongly believe family is very important.. but now.. my family is all over the place once again.. wondering deep down is this good or bad?? as much as i would like to help out...
    Kris1911 Kris1911 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I'm a 5 yr old girl, i wear dora the explorer easy ups in 5t in the morning, and i wear Disney princesses goodnites at night,no one on earth ages, every time i play i pee in my...
    EmilyAnderson19 EmilyAnderson19 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    The love of my life isn't exactly part of my race. He is so good to me and he is a hard worker as well. He cares so much about people's well being and his family. Problem is that I...
    XXBeautifullyCorrodedXx XXBeautifullyCorrodedXx 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    Too many. Way too many. People, a lot of those I've come across, lie, make false promises, make you believe in them and then show you the the other side of the picture, the reality...
    FallingApart33 FallingApart33 22-25, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I am not strong. Every day I'm closer to killing myself. My life is going back to hell, and I'm scared to tell my family.
    FreeXNow FreeXNow 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I have literally no family...they all died...except for my dad... he is still in jail for abusing me and nearly killing me three times when I was a child
    happquinn3368 happquinn3368 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I didn't inherit much from my mother, but one thing she and I have in common are that we dream very very vividly, and when we wake up we remember our dreams very clearly. I can...
    mandabanana25 mandabanana25 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

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    I've never really had a relevant way of talking about what happens with my family. I have been living away from home for 3 years now. It's only now that I've been back for 2...
    arj90 arj90 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Okay, so to post the whole story would be insanely long so I'm going to shorten it for you keeping all the important bits! My partner and I have been together now for almost two...
    sallyrhiannon sallyrhiannon 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I want to have a big family. breed me over and over!
    fatbreedingslut fatbreedingslut 22-25, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    For the past 5 years my sister and I have been part of a foster family system through kinship placement; We take in removed child from family who have lost custody for one reason...
    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    What do you do with an insecure mother. People call me ugly. Family and people tell me we look alike. She knows i get bullied for my appearance. Its like she is consumed by...
    DeadlyArsenic DeadlyArsenic 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hi, my name is Amber, I'm eighteen years old and I have a crush on my professor. It was a hopeless case from the start. Class only started two weeks ago and already I'm head over...
    AmberTheShyGirl AmberTheShyGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    You have done so many bad things to me. Asking you to try to be real with me, my trying to get closure, forgiving you and asking for you to think about how you have affected my...
    JessygotaBooBoo JessygotaBooBoo 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    This is a true story of what happened to Greg Zaffuto. I have just experienced much the same and do not want this to happen to you, so I am sharing the following. I apologize for...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 5 days ago

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    I never have and I never will!
    darthchubby darthchubby 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    I've never had a flat belly, and I don't thing I ever will!
    fattyfatt8 fattyfatt8 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I thought my fiancé and I were as safe as could be, I'm on birth control, he used a condom. The condom broke so we went out and bought plan b. I started cramping and bleeding and...
    fresh16 fresh16 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I have a pretty judgmental family too I dated outside my race after a while they got cool with it but at first they wernt
    sirnatural sirnatural 36-40, M a week ago

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    Grandma talks horribly about me to her drunk sister, who hates me for no reason. They say things to put me down, they've been doing this for years and I feel horrible when they do...
    JunkFoodJunkie JunkFoodJunkie 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    My parents were alcoholics. Now they are elderly. My sister and I take turns caring for them in their home. My alcoholic brother lives out of state. My parents paid off his...
    RavenP RavenP 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    I can't even stress how much I value the importance of family. My family drives me crazy, but I wouldn't trade them for anything. Most of my life lessons, both bitter and sweet...
    sophiebelle27 sophiebelle27 26-30, F 7 Responses Feb 3

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    I am so worried and saddened to hear that my cousin Michael suffered a Grand Mal seizure today. 12 + years ago he was involved in a terrible motorcycle accident that caused brain...
    rebekahanastasia rebekahanastasia 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 2

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    Dark Confession #949: I still have the "pretend family" that came with the picture frames I got as gifts, because I don't have the right size of pictures and that family looks...
    DesiredUserNameandStuff DesiredUserNameandStuff 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 2

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    It hurts mostly everyday I still get emotional I can still picture everything that happened I can still feel her hands banging against my head. How the first month's it was just...
    Introvertedchild18 Introvertedchild18 18-21 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I don't know if i consider myself a traditionalist. But I always felt like I would be at my happiest if I just had a large family around me. I'd like to be that weird family that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 29

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    At 9:45am i attend work and deal with teasing. They would talk bad about my facial features to friends. Many would blatantly look at me and laugh for a good minute with their...
    DeadlyArsenic DeadlyArsenic 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 29

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    This may be a lie but, my family have a relaxed attitude towards nudity. When we swim summertime we swim nude when we sunbath we do it nude, I also remember when going out to the...
    niceskip niceskip 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    I wish I could become friends with someone online who has BDD like me, so they would understand why I don't like taking a lot of pictures. I have spoken to a couple of cool people...
    KarahXnichole KarahXnichole 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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    I freaking hate my ex sister in law. and honestly I wouldn't care If she died... okay maybe that's to far.. but I hate her with a passion! I just wish she would go lay under a...
    Lillyisawesome Lillyisawesome 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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    I was trying to buy size 6 dress pants and they all have 32" waist! why do size 6 pants need a 32" waist? who are these women with waists as wide as their hips that these clothes...
    Q2013 Q2013 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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    This past week has really been amazing. My Nan and I have been with family as her brother in law has been sick and was on his way out. As sad as it was with him passing I have...
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream 26-30, F Jan 27

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    So my brother dislikes me for no reason says am an immature idiot and my sister envies me because my mother says she will leave the house to me since I am physically disabled and...
    kryme kryme 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    Just got into an argument with my brother. He always talks with such hostility. Every time i tell him that he sounds hostile he denies it sounding even more hostile.
    DeadlyArsenic DeadlyArsenic 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 27